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Obama In 1998: “I Actually Believe In Redistribution”

November 2, 2012 by  

Bob Livingston

is an ultra-conservative American and author of The Bob Livingston Letter™, founded in 1969. Bob has devoted much of his life to research and the quest for truth on a variety of subjects. Bob specializes in health issues such as nutritional supplements and alternatives to drugs, as well as issues of privacy (both personal and financial), asset protection and the preservation of freedom.

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  • Doc Sarvis

    Wow, way back to 1998.

    Well the Republican’s took his lead and accellerated the redistribution of wealth (in reverse to what Obama was suggesting) to give to the top 1% or so when Bush got into office. Less for the middle and lower class to work with and more for the 1% to hide overseas. In other words; so very few have “got a shot”.

  • Jeremy Leochner

    Websters defines Redistribute as:

    “1

    : to alter the distribution of : reallocate

    2

    : to spread to other areas

    — re·dis·tri·bu·tion noun

    — re·dis·tri·bu·tion·al adjective

    — re·dis·trib·u·tive adjective “-
    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/redistribute

    In this video Obama talks about the notions that “We are all in this together” and “leave no one behind”. These are not simply sentimental platitudes. These are practical realities. The whole ethos of the marines is no one left behind. Working together to help each other makes our nation stronger. Its how we remain united. It must be born in mind that whenever any money is taken from one person or one program or one state and given to another that is redistribution. Redistribution is the whole basis of our tax system. Even at the local level when tax dollars or even charity money is given to pay for say a new road or building or some sort of event that is redistribution. It is spreading money from one area to other areas. And when the way in which the money is distributed is changed, that also falls under the name of redistribution. People like Mitt Romney have been making a big hullabaloo out of Obama saying this. Yet they seem not to understand that redistribution is the whole basis of finances and budgets and if Mr. Romney intends to change the way the government spends or even if he stops government spending all together he will be engaging in redistribution. So I ask how exactly is it a big deal that Obama said “I actually believe in redistribution”? Because I am pretty sure that if you take anything from anywhere and put it or take it some where else you also believe in redistribution.

  • Polly

    Americans redistrbute funds every day. We give to our churches and charities, much of which is spend on foreign mission trips for young mormons. Americans redistribute funds by donating to their favorite organizations. in addition redistribution takes place when we pay for our traffic lights, roads, postal services, government law enforcement, public hospitals, enviorment, public parks and pools, schools, public transpotation, athletic stadiums and arenas, military, army corps of engineers – FEMA, etc. The list goes on. S what are you proposing? A nation of poor people ? Redistribution enable all of America’s citizens to take part in our nation’s wealth. Some more than others, but it ensures that even the poorest among us is not left out in the cold. Is that not what we want as a Christian nation? Beware of wolves in sheeps clothing who promote Christian values but deny the very foundation of of Christianity; for God said “I put before you life and death,” choose life he added, bidding us to make a choice yet he never took away our right to chose.Republicans and Conservatives seek to play God and take our choice away. Do not be fooled! Democrats may not always agree with Republicans and Conservatives, but they will never attempt to take your God given right to Choice!

  • Polly

    FYI Askif the people of NJ, NY, VA, PA, & NC, in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, if they think redistribution is a good thing. I am certain the red states of the Gulf in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, wished that Preisdent Bush (conservative republican) had of engaged in a little redistribution. No doubt th people of MI & OH are glad that President Obama (progressive democrat) did in fact redistribute funds to save their economies.

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